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Innovation in Executive Education

Recently, we sat down with Jacque Anderson, new Assistant Dean for Executive Education to find out about what’s next for the Executive Education program at St. Thomas.
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So…About That Message Strategy

Once upon a time, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, there was a little boy who stepped on a bee. It was an accident. The bee got startled and did what anxious, barb-ended critters do, and the child was stung. Crying and running ensued, and a genuine hatred of “bees” was born.
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Why is Workplace Diversity Important?

To gain the full benefit of their understanding of difference from around the globe, diverse people need to find a sense of belonging and a connection to the common goal of their organization, says Steve Humerickhouse of The Forum on Workplace Inclusion.
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Designing a Different Way of Thinking

A group of 10 St. Thomas entrepreneurship students, sophomores to seniors, are in the midst of a two-week cultural immersion in the Silicon Valley. Students in this first-ever “Study Abroad” J-term course are studying how products and services are brought to market in the global technology hub, learning a different way of thinking.
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Short Answers to Five Questions about Succession

Among listings of a family business’s primary goals is often a successful transition of ownership to future generations, as 88% of family business owners believe the same family or families will control their business in five years. Unfortunately, they’re most often wrong.
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New in 2015: Public Benefit Corporations

As of January 1 Minnesota joins about two dozen other states that offer a specific statutory option for the organization of for-profit but socially minded businesses. For some explanation, we reached out to Daryl Koehn, a professor of Ethics and Business Law.
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Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season

At St. Thomas, community impacts so many facets of our joint work together, including how we interact with one another and help everyone bring out their best effort.
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And the Bully Wins!

It is the perception of potential to harm, not actual ability to harm that bullies have depended on for millennia, writes Mike Porter. Today the channel to communicate that threat has magnified from a shaking fist on the playground to a worldwide web of chatter.
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Plan, Execute, Win in 2015

If we don’t plan, we have no shot at winning in the year ahead, says guest blogger Patrick J. Stroh '03 M.B.A. And if we don’t execute against that plan in 2015, we will certainly fail.
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Edusling Advances to Hult Prize Regional Finals

Earlier this month 10 teams competed in the inaugural Hult Prize at St. Thomas competition, for the chance to automatically advance to the Regional Finals in one of six cities around the world.
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Those Black Friday Numbers

Are black Friday spending reports wrong? Professor Emeritus Lorman Lundsten says that's not the question we should be asking.
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The Evolution of HR

Guest blogger Chris Dardis dives into why the HR function is ready for an overhaul.
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Networking IS for the Holidays

Does networking take a ‘holiday’ this time of year? Should you wait until the New Year to start your search or continue the networking that you’ve been engaged in up to this point?
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2015 IT Salary Guide

As the demand for IT professionals increases, it is especially important for these employees to know what their expertise is worth.
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What Is Your Corporate Culture?

At St. Thomas, the clearest evidence of our culture is our mission statement: to educate students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.
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That Time Again

It’s that window of certainty between Halloween and Thanksgiving when corporate human resource people face an annual anxiety – getting employees to complete their annual benefits enrollment on time.